Survival in Groups: The Basics of Group Membership

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Survival in Groups examines the influences and pressures which can exist in groups and explains what to look for in order to see these factors at work. It stresses the fact that the ability to see the processes of a group in action can enable group members to make consciously directed contributions to the group based on an understanding of what is involved. The final chapters discuss methods of integrating personal learning about group outcomes. Illustrated throughout with practice-based examples, Survival in ...
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Overview

Survival in Groups examines the influences and pressures which can exist in groups and explains what to look for in order to see these factors at work. It stresses the fact that the ability to see the processes of a group in action can enable group members to make consciously directed contributions to the group based on an understanding of what is involved. The final chapters discuss methods of integrating personal learning about group outcomes. Illustrated throughout with practice-based examples, Survival in Groups is aimed at the many students of social work, counselling, nursing and social care who are required to participate in groups, but who are unclear about what this involves. With its summaries, lists of basic concepts and brief annotated bibliography, the book will also be of use to busy professionals in the social care field where teamwork or groupwork is emphasized.
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For students of social work, counselling, nursing, and social care who are required to participate in groups but are unclear about what it involves, explains the skills of group membership, the influences and pressures that can exist and how to recognize them, and integrating personal learning about group outcomes. Emphasizes that being able to see the processes of a group in action allows members to make consciously directed contributions. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335194124
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The book: aims, bases and uses 1
2 Groups - what are they? 13
3 Different ways of 'seeing' groups: explanations and theories 28
4 What goes on in groups: a look at 'processes' 44
5 The influences at work in a group 61
6 Presentation, perception, communication, differences and resources 80
7 Surviving in groups 98
8 The rewards, costs and dangers of group membership 116
9 Affecting group outcomes: working in groups 131
10 Learning from experience 149
Index 163
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